The New York Times’ Pat Borzi writes today about the efforts of 1B Andres Galarraga (43) and reliever Roberto Hernandez (40) to make the Mets’ major league roster, the former seeming like more of a longshot than the latter.

In the case of the Big Cat, New York’s options at first are troublesome. Mientkiewicz, while universally hailed as the Mets’ best-fielding 1B since John Olerud (if not Keith Hernandez), is unlikely to produce the sort of power numbers you usually associate with the position. New York’s bench alternatives at first are either old and immobile (Galarraga) or incompetent and immobile (Piazza).